MHNT Nurse Officer
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover and gain control over their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and people made to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihood of the disaster-affected population through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions, and emergency response.
The Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) Nurse Officers are responsible for overseeing nutrition screening and case management for SAM and linking MAM with supplementary feeding program. MHNT IMCI activities and the EPI services including providing immunization. She/he will provide counselling on IYCF-E packages including advice for breast feeding. Provide HIV/AIDs counselling, behavior communication and referral of VCT and clinical care. She/he will be supporting the MHNT team leader in liaising with woreda health office to enhance their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacity building of woreda based government health staff (HWs & HEWs) and s/he will provide ongoing technical support for gov’t health care providers (HWs and HEWs).
This position will be based at Menz- Gera woreda and will directly report to the MHNT team leader and will also be technically supported by the Senior health and Nutrition Managers, Health and Nutrition Coordinator based in Addis.
- Key TechnicalResponsibilities:
- Provide health education at MHNT sites,
- Provide proper nutrition screening and emergency nutrition services (OTP, TSFP and linking cases for SC) based on national protocols,
- Record and registration of consulted/treated and nutrition program beneficiaries,
- Prepare, compile and timely submission of child health and nutrition services report,
- Manage child health and nutrition products/drugs stock, follow up on the stock level, utilization, and balance and notify early shortage to MHNT team leader,
- Conduct demonstration of Super cereal plus and other nutrition products preparation for new mothers to ensure appropriate utilization,
- Capacitate and assist HEWs in providing child health and nutrition services provision,
- Compile and submit stock consumption reports.
- Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
- Perform additional responsibilities as required by the MHNT Team leader and senior Health officer,
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Develop donor reports in collaboration with the senior health officers, health Officers, RH Clinical mentor, field coordinator, and Addis’s health technical units.
- Supervise and evaluate the activities of health and EPI officers who are based at the field office and Woreda level.
- Participate in the design and delivery of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC HN programs,
- Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of the projects are met.
- Provide weekly/ monthly progress and quarterly reports to the concerned and work closely with MEAL Officer and Technical units.
- Any other relevant activities as deemed by the immediate and technical supervisors.
Key Working Relationships
Work with MHNT Team leader, Mide wife Nurse, Sr. health & nutrition coordinator, Health and nutrition coordinator, Assistant health and nutrition coordinator, Sr. Health and Nutrition managers, Admin, Finance, and supply chain based in Addis.
Work with Woreda Health Offices, Health extension workers and/ or CVs and health staff of the two health facilities.
- In addition to IRC core values/competencies: diligence, attention to critical details, a keen sense of work priorities, and resourcefulness in obtaining and researching meaningful information.
- Dedication and commitment to work under stress; Self-motivated, transparent, highly responsible, and punctual.
- Meets timelines for all reporting and delivery of outputs; Results-based attitude, as well as excellent organization skills
- Strong computer skills, with a good knowledge of MS Office Windows (Word, Excel, Access) and virtual platforms
- MPH/MSC, BSc and Diploma in public health/Nurse/Midwifery/.
- Minimum work experience of 1 years for MPH/MSc, 2 years for BSc Degree & 4 years for diploma holders.
- Basic supervisory/managerial skills with strong inter-personal skills.
- NGO experience in emergency health response project activities is preferable.
- Demonstrable experience in working with communities in participatory approaches and capacity building of health centers.
- Ability to plan, organize, and supervise implementation of emergency health response projects.
- Good technical and report writing skills with computer skills and knowledge.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual and ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.
- Ability to work under pressure in remote areas and understanding of the cultural context of the local area.
How To Apply:
- Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter only through IRC career site:
Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information:
- Name of the position you have applied for
- Date of application
- Summary of your qualifications and experience
- Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
- Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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